I am doing layaway on Thursday of either a Sienna burst Fender American standard or Charcoal american standard finish. I hate to say this ..but the pickups will be taken before I break the guitar in I am replacing it with YMJ Fury pickups..I just saw a badass youtube video of a guy playing blues with them..
Stopped at my favorite guitar shop they told me that Fender is doing instant rebate of 100.00 on all guitars..I am assuming all american and mexican normal wall hangers. ..and they gave me a 20% coupon for fathers day..soo..out the door I will be either 859.06 for the seinna burst or 730.00 for the charcoal.
I have to do fast talking for the Seinna burst since my wife says I have too many guitars in that color range..lol.
She bases her decisions on how pretty they are...lol.. Sound familer anyone?? lol
Most likely an American Special Strat - mostly for the jumbo frets - which I will then proceed to modify the hell out of (locking tuners, LSR nut, new pickups/electronics, possibly a different bridge?). I've owned many Strats, but have never created a "partscaster", and while using the body and neck from a single, brand-new guitar may not exactly count, it appears to be a relatively cheap platform on which to create my dream Strat...and it sure beats the idea of making permanent mods to my stock Dan Smith Strat, which I absolutely adore and would never violate like that .
Got, pretty much, all my needs covered. Got an American Tele, a 335, and a PRS 25th Anniversary Mira w/P90s. I think the next one on my list would be a LP but there is absolutely no rush. At this point it's only something that'd be nice to have. Tonally, I'm certain I have all my bases covered.